Being a shelter dog is tough, so The Luvable Dog Rescue in Oregon built their pups private cottages where doggies can be extra comfortable. The shelter was already a pooch paradise on Earth – think 55 acres of land with forests, meadows, and hiking trails, all for the enjoyment of the four-legged friends. But with the new cottages, the shelter got upgraded to a new level, with each canine having indoor and outdoor space to himself.


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The interior contains furniture, paintings, and everything else to make it look like a normal home. When shelter staff see how the doggies behave in their cottages, they get a feeling of how they would act in their future owners’ house. This allows employees to make better recommendations for potential adoptors.

Liesl Wilhardt, Executive Director of Luvable Dog Rescue, is one of the main people behind this project. Ever since she was a little girl, she felt a special fondness towards pit bulls. Wilhardt has recently built a “pit bull palace” for the bigger pups, and is planning to build a maternity ward for doggie moms with their newborns.
This is waaay better than cages! And did we mention the little dog houses are purple and super cute from the outside too?

More info: Luvable Dog Rescue | Facebook (h/t: animalrescuesite)

Being a shelter dog is tough, so one shelter built their pups private cottages where doggies can be extra comfortable

With new cottages, each canine has indoor and outdoor space to himself

The interior contains furniture, paintings, and everything else to make it look like a normal home

When staff see how the doggies behave in their cottages, they know how they would act in their future owners’ house

So cottages allow employees to make better recommendations for potential adoptors

The shelter director recently built a “pit bull palace” for the bigger pups…

…And is planning to build a maternity ward for doggie moms with their newborns